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From: Karl Berry <karl <at> freefriends.org>
Subject: texinfo-5.2 available
Newsgroups: gmane.comp.tex.texinfo.bugs
Date: Thursday 26th September 2013 23:31:05 UTC (over 3 years ago)
We have released version 5.2 of Texinfo, the GNU documentation format.

It's available via a mirror (xz is much smaller than gz,
but gz is available too just in case):
  http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/texinfo/texinfo-5.2.tar.xz
  http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/texinfo/texinfo-5.2.tar.gz

Or if automatic redirection fails, the list of mirrors is at:
  http://www.gnu.org/prep/ftp.html

Or if need be you can use the main GNU ftp server:
  http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/texinfo/texinfo-5.2.tar.xz
  http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/texinfo/texinfo-5.2.tar.gz

Or via rsync://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/texinfo/;
some mirrors also support rsync.

Highlights of this release: more inline-style conditionals; makeinfo now
warns about node/menu/cross-reference names problematic in Info, and
info has a --all option somewhat analogous to man.  The full NEWS is
below; it's also available at
http://svn.savannah.gnu.org/viewvc/*checkout*/trunk/NEWS?root=texinfo

Please email bugs or suggestions to [email protected],
general discussion to [email protected]
The Texinfo home page: http://www.gnu.org/software/texinfo/

Happy documenting,
[email protected]


5.2 (26 September 2013)
* Language:
  . new commands @inlinefmtifelse, @inlineifset, @inlineifclear, for
    more brace-delimited alternatives to the conditional environments.

* texi2any:
  . warns about node names, menu items, and cross-references (but not
    index entries) containing problematic characters; can be disabled
    with -c INFO_SPECIAL_CHARS_WARNING=0.

* info:
  . new option -x (--debug) for debugging output; -x -1 to get everything.
  . new option -v (--variable) assigns a value to an Info variable,
    with the usual syntax, -v VARIABLE=VALUE.
  . new option -a (--all) instructs Info to display all documents
    matching the command line arguments, not just the first.  In
    conjunction with the -w option, it shows full names of all Info
    files matching the command line arguments; with -o, it outputs all
    matching files.
  . new variable search-skip-screen controls the starting position for
    repeated search commands ({ and }).  When set to On, repeated
    searches skip the lines displayed on the screen, i.e.,
    forward searches (}) start at the beginning of the next page, and
    backward searches ({) start at the end of the previous page.
  . new command display-file-info (bound to = by default, C-g in vi mode)
    shows full file name of the node being displayed and position in it.

* texi2dvi:
  . support for biblatex+biber.

* Distribution: automake-1.14, gettext-0.18.3.1.
 
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